When you need legal expertise, you’ll find us plain talking and focused on finding the right solution for you. We’re flexible and approachable, tailoring your case to your individual needs.
We’re here to navigate the complexities of corporate law, so you can focus on doing what you do best – running your business. With our affordable expertise on your side.
Our Leeds headquarters sits in the heart of Leeds city centre. Founded the same year as the first football match was played at Elland Road, home to Leeds United, we are among the longest-established solicitors in Leeds. We and proud of our Leeds roots. For 120 years, we have been serving the Leeds community in Adel, Alwoodley, Armley, Bardsey, Boston Spa, Bramhope, Bramley, Calverley, Chapel Allerton, Chapeltown, Collingham, Colton, Cookridge, Cross Gates, Farnley, Farsley, Garforth, Gildersome, Gledhow, Guiseley, Harehills, Harewood, Headingley, Holbeck, Horsforth, Hunslet, Kippax, Kirkstall. Lawnswood, Meanwood, Methley, Moortown, Morley, Oakwood, Otley, Oulton, Pudsey, Rawdon, Rodley, Rothwell, Roundhay, Scarcroft, Seacroft, Shadwell, Tingley, Weetwood, Wetherby and Yeadon.
We supported our client through a high value, complex legal argument following a dispute over a financial settlement.
APRIL traditionally heralds the start of a new financial year – and with it a raft of employment law changes. 2019 is no exception, with two important amendments in particular taking effect over the next fortnight which will impact on employers and employees. At-a-glance, these changes include: Statutory family-related pay and statutory sick pay increases … Continue reading “Get ready for changes to sick pay and redundancy pay rates”
OUR >Residential Property Manager and Yorkshire Post property correspondent, John Robson, has expert advice for homebuyers who are confronted by high ground rent fees, in his latest Question and Answer column on all things property. Here, he outlines the law around ground rents, your rights, the dangers of falling into arrears, and what options you … Continue reading “Grounds for concern? Exploring the added costs surrounding leasehold apartments”
MILNERS has broken new ground in its 126-year history by appointing an inaugural Head of Family Law. Pascale Adam joins Milners to spearhead the growth of its emerging family law specialism across its network of offices in Leeds, Harrogate and Pontefract. She brings to the practice – one of the longest-established names in Yorkshire law … Continue reading “Milners extends range of services by launching Family Law specialism”
Lawyer goes ‘back to school’ to give lessons on data protection to UK independent education sector. A LEADING Yorkshire lawyer has been invited to help schools across the UK avoid data protection breaches and combat the growing menace of cyber-attacks. Giles Ward, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation at Milners, shared his expertise with delegates … Continue reading “Lawyer Goes ‘Back to School’”
LEEDS-based solicitors Milners has been appointed to represent Ampleforth College at one of the UK’s biggest-ever public inquiries. Senior partner Giles Ward, its Head of Litigation, is acting on behalf of the school at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in London, chaired by Professor Alexis Jay OBE. Its first public hearing into allegations of child sexual abuse and exploitation in … Continue reading “Milners secures role at UK’s biggest public inquiry into child sex abuse”
MORE than 130 pedestrians were seriously injured last year in accidents involving cyclists – and a landmark court case this week is set to offer new hope in their fight for compensation. Yoga teacher Gemma Brushett is set to be awarded personal injury compensation running into several thousands of pounds after being struck by a … Continue reading “New personal injury ruling lifts the brakes off compensation claims by pedestrians against cyclists”
Lawyers sound warning bell to Yorkshire homebuyers over the rise of ‘hidden’ leasehold costs. BUYERS of leasehold properties across Yorkshire are finding themselves unable to sell and trapped in their homes because of spiralling costs they were not fully warned about, according to a leading law firm. Milners, headquartered in Leeds with sister offices in Harrogate … Continue reading “The Rise of ‘Hidden’ Leasehold Costs”
COVID 19 – A Second Wave? According to the Academy of Medical Sciences a week or so ago, “ the UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus this winter that could be more serious than the first. “ Indeed it appears that anyone with a science degree is predicting the same … Continue reading “COVID 19 – A Second Wave.”
IT started with a kiss and a romantic first meeting at a jive dancing club. But it ended some 12 years later in a bitter court case in which a Judge was forced to rule over a family inheritance row. And the acrimonious dispute over the will’s contents resulted in a court order this week … Continue reading “Keeping your dying wishes up-to-date – and away from a court room battle”
Whoever said that one person alone couldn’t change the world clearly never saw that person eat a bat, or for you conspiracy theorists out there – never saw someone mix up pandoras box in a Petri dish and let it escape. Whatever your belief or opinion is, one cannot argue that COVID-19 is wreaking havoc … Continue reading “COVID-19 : how to survive in business”
When you need legal expertise, you’ll find us plain talking and focussed on finding the right solution for you. We’re flexible and approachable, tailoring your case to your individual needs.
We’re here to navigate the complexities of corporate law, so you can focus on doing what you do best – running your business. With our affordable expertise on your side, we’ll guide you every step of the way.
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Simon plays a strategic role in all our work disciplines. Simon has a wide range of experience in employment law, business law, professional negligence, insurance law and personal injury. As well as acting for private individuals, Simon also regularly advises businesses on strategic support and dealing with disputes that have arisen.Find out more
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Giles is Milners’ Head of Litigation. He has been practising law since the early 1990s and represents clients both nationally and internationally. Giles has considerable expertise in all forms of tribunal and substantial trial experience in both court and arbitration. He is often instructed on extremely sensitive and complicated matters by institutions, charities, companies and individuals alike.Find out more
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Andrew heads up our Commercial Property department. He has 16 years experience in Commercial Property including senior positions at two large firms of solicitors in Leeds and has helped Milners to achieve a Tier 5 ranking in The Legal 500 UK 2015.Find out more
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Victoria joined Milners in 2008 as a solicitor. At that time she specialised in asset-related recovery and dispute resolution. She acted for local, national and international companies and advised on administrations, individual voluntary arrangements, bankruptcy and winding up petitions. Victoria is now part of the Management Team, working closely with Simon Bass, the Managing Partner. She is responsible for the firm’s compliance and is also involved in the day to day running of the firm.Find out more
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Kirsty, who joined us from Baxter Caulfield Solicitors in 2007, has worked in the legal profession since 2000. She is our designated Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COLP). Kirsty is another member of our team who is young, talented and ambitious. Her qualifications include being a Full Member of Accounting Technicians and she is currently studying the ACCA Accountancy Qualification.Find out more
Mathew has joined Milners’ commercial property team and is also the Money Laundering Officer and training principal for our trainee solicitors. He offers expertise built over 14 years working with clients and commercial agents in the Yorkshire property sector and beyond.Find out more
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Ben is a Litigation and Public Law Solicitor specialising in Contract and Commercial disputes as well as claims of Professional Negligence from both a Claimant and Defendant perspective. On the Public Law front, Ben has acted for respondents and participants to Independent Inquiries as well as Statutory Inquiries initiated by the Charity Commission.Find out more
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Oliver Cashman, having qualified in 2008 has earned a distinguished reputation as a leading authority in the fields of commercial and employment litigation. His career to date has seen him thrust in at the deep end of numerous high profile, public cases including the phone-hacking scandal of 2011, as well as successfully bringing compensation claims for many victims of Jimmy Saville.Find out more
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I am a fully qualified member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP). I qualified as a solicitor at Milners in November 2012 and specialise in Private Client Law dealing with a wide range of wills, trusts, probate cases, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection of work and administration of estates.Find out more
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Darren is our newest senior recruit, joining our Corporate and Commercial teams. He has amassed over 14 years of legal expertise working with a raft of owner-managed businesses, SMEs, PLCs and the third sector - across Yorkshire and beyond. He will help to spearhead the development of our Corporate and Commercial services, as well as mentoring other members of our team. Darren performs a wide-ranging role supporting businesses on a range of legal issues. This extends to the drafting, advising upon, and negotiating company commercial agreements, including Memorandum and Articles of Association; intellectual property and software agreements; and general commercial agreements governing outsourcing and the supply of goods and services. He joins the Milners team from the Leeds office of international law firm DWF, where he was a Senior Associate. His legal CV also features roles at a brace of large regional law firms, Ison Harrison and Lupton Fawcett. A former graduate of the University of Hull and York College of Law, Darren is a keen sports player and supporter when not entertaining his two children, and has also conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge several times, raising money to support the fight against cancer.Find out more
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Leeds-based solicitors, we also have offices in Harrogate and Pontefract but operate throughout Yorkshire and further afield.
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